Cadillac first introduced its mid-size luxury CTS sedan to the American automotive market in 2002. Engineered and manufactured by General Motors, the 4-door sports sedan was the successor to the Cadillac Catera. The 2003 model year featured an aggressive styling, that attracted young buyers to the brand.The CTS has seen various revisions, facelifts, and overhauls throughout its short life, and is currently in its third generation.
The 2015 Cadillac CTS embodies a style, performance, and luxury, that no other car in its class can claim. The new CTS is available in Standard, Luxury, Performance, and Premium trim levels, and is also offered in a more powerful variation - the Vsport model. The CTS Performance trim is the perfect marriage between standard and luxury, and is a great choice for drivers who want a longer list of standard features, while staying within budget. For those who crave high performance and power, the turbocharged Vsport is the perfect option.
While the 2015 Cadillac CTS was designed for performance, safety is a top priority in the CTS. Drivers and passengers alike will be satisfied with the amount of standard and available safety features that the CTS offers.
The 2015 Cadillac CTS is truly where performance, luxury, and safety, all come together.
With three trim levels to choose from, as well as two turbocharged Vsport models, deciding on the right one can be a difficult decision to make. The middle of the road Performance model offers drivers a unique offering of standard features, that intertwine the base Standard model, with the Luxury trim level, and add even more great amenities. Check out everything that drivers can expect when they choose the 2015 Cadillac CTS Performance model.
Power and Performance
All turbo CTS models come standard with a 2.0-liter I4 engine, with a 6-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive, all-speed traction control, and Brembo front brakes, are also included on all models. What differentiates the Performance model from the Standard and Luxury offerings, is the Magnetic Ride Control technology, that comes standard on the Performance trim.
Exterior & Safety
The exterior of all CTS trim levels appear the same, but the Performance model has a few distinctions that add to its overall driving experience. The following comes standard on the CTS Performance, and is not included on the first two trim levels:
The same sporty, spacious cabin awaits each driver of the CTS. The experience within the interior of the CTS, depends heavily on what is included on various trim levels. Check out a few of the features that the Performance has as standard interior amenities:
The 2015 Cadillac CTS Performance comes packed with standard features, and has a starting MSRP of just $55,670. A great option for drivers who want a high-performance vehicle, while staying within a budget.
The 2015 Cadillac CTS is a sport-driven sedan, regardless of its trim level. The luxury automaker took the performance bar on the CTS and raised it even higher, with the introduction of the CTS Vsport model. This impressive, high-performance machine can go from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds. With turbo on demand, the CTS Vsport features a twin turbo V6 engine that puts out an impressive 420 horsepower, and 430 lb.-ft. of torque.
The CTS Vsport also includes an electronic limited-slip differential. The system utilizes vehicle sensors, as well as driver input, to determine the optimum amount of engagement needed for differing road conditions. The system allows for an optimized torque split that goes between the rear wheels, for a more precise steering, maximum traction through corners, and enhanced stability.
Other features that help the 2015 CTS Vsport maximize its performance and power, include: ZF performance steering system, Magnetic Ride Control, track mode, and Pirelli summer-only run-flat tires. Every part of the 2015 Cadillac CTS Vsport was thought out, paying attention to every performance-driven detail possible.
For drivers who want the most out of their Vsport experience, can opt for the Vsport Premium package which includes the following:
As performance-driven as the 2015 CTS is, the sporty sedan also has another important priority: Safety. Featuring an impressive suite of active and passive safety features, the CTS does not compromise safety in any way. Check out some of the available and standard safety features below, many of which come with the optional Driver Assist Package.
Aside from the standard and optional safety equipment, every 2015 Cadillac CTS comes with a unique sculpted body guard. The CTS was constructed using ultra high strength steel, which incorporates a crumple zone to aid in absorption and manage crash energy, in the event of a collision.